17 January 2018
ED takes over Bob's globe-trotting too?
$150m waste: Vic Falls airport shocker
Grace, Bob sanctions review in February
Africa handled Mugabe ouster: Namibia Pres
SA: Student fails; kills Zim teacher
Zim family still at Thailand airport
Mnangagwa off to Zambia Friday
Special corruption courts soon: CJ Malaba
SMM saga: Letter to RBZ chairperson
Minister sells post-Bob Zimbabwe in Spain
Racism: Malema party storms H&M stores
Donel Mangena rocks The Voice UK
Mourinho says 'relaxed' about Sanchez
Bangladesh easily beat Zimbabwe
'Shit-hole': Just Take moral high ground
ZHUWAO BRIEF: ED-iots and election delay
Trump rage ignores truth: A response
ED govt legitimacy & the church’s role
Highlanders edge FC Platinum 1-0

23/02/2014 00:00:00
by Supersport
Premiership sides submit squad lists
Dynamos goalkeeper joins SA side
Bob90 cup postponed after ticket scam
Dynamos win two friendlies
Gwindi apologises, eyes Zifa presidency
PSL lures NetOne for Sup8r Knockout
Methembe Ndlovu’s Rovers rejoin PSL
Bosso face DeMbare in Bob90 Cup
Highlanders’ Kaindu leaves for UK
DeMbare off to Botswana by road
Bosso face City in Bob90 Cup semis
How Mine off to a flier, win 4-0
Bosso sign-on three more players
DeMbare brave pouring rain to beat Botswana side
Rosen puts Motor Action up for sale

SUBSTITUTE Kuda Mahachi scored his first Highlanders goal as the Bulawayo giants continued with their pre-season fine run after edging FC Platinum 1-0 in a friendly match at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

The victory came seven days after they beat Harare City 2-1 in the pre-season tournament Bob90 Super Cup.

It was also a second successive win for Highlanders caretaker coach Mark Mathe, who has been in charge in the absence of head gaffer  Kelvin Kaindu, who is in the UK for a Uefa coaching badge.

Mahachi’s long range effort on the hour mark buried the platinum miners whose new forward Njabulo Ncube was denied from the penalty spot by ex-teammate Ariel Sibanda a minute before half time. It was Ncube's first return to Barbourfields since dumping Highlanders last month.

Mathe awarded starts to new signings Khumbulani Banda, Felix Chindungwe, Valentine Ndaba, Joel Ngodzo, Welcome Ndiweni and striker Mkhululi Dube who all put up an impressive show.

Former Dynamos defender Gift Bello started for FC Platinum who rested most of their regulars and largely fielded their new acquisitions who included Wisdom Mutasa, Walter Musona, Marshall Mudewe and James Marufu.

Dube could have thrust Highlanders ahead 10 minutes into the match but his header went just wide off a Banda cross.

A well-positioned Musona had a shot over the bar and a freekick off target as the visitors responded but the teams went 0-0 for the halftime besides Ncube’s penalty miss.

Meanwhile, former Warriors and Orlando Pirates defender, Zvenyika Makonese made a surprise appearance for Highlanders reserves at Barbourfields on Sunday.

Makonese featured in the Bulawayo giants’ 2-1 friendly match loss to Division One side, Black Boots.

The 36-year-old centre back is trying to end a two-season absence from football.

Last month he tried out at How Mine before he was asked to stop training by coach Philani Ncube just three days into the trials.

He also spent the late stages of last season training with relegated Tripple B.

Makonese last tasted top-flight football in 2011 in his return to old club Shabanie Mine who employed him as a striker.

Highlanders reserves also paraded their Canadian attachés in their clash with Black Boots which preceded the first team’s friendly with  FC Platinum.


Canadian forward Phillipe Barriault earned Highlanders a goal from the penalty spot after he was fouled inside the box.

Cleopas Dube converted the resultant penalty.

Barriault’s compatriot Jean-Felix Lemieux guarded the Highlanders goal and conceded two goals.

Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it






Face Book



comments powered by Disqus
RSS NewsTicker